SHELDON – Michael “Mike” L. Jutras, age 64, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 28, 2021. Mike was doing what he loved – working with his tractor to prepare this year’s food plot for deer hunting.
He was born June 8, 1956, in St. Albans, to the late Roland & Elaine (Kittell) Jutras.
Mike was a hard-working farmer, outdoorsmen, and barbeque pit master. He loved working with animals and in the field; for 32 years he worked for the Howrigan Brothers at their Swanton farm, and later he worked for Mark & Kelly Stone in Fairfield. As an outdoorsmen, when it wasn’t hunting season, Mike was either preparing for hunting season, or talking about hunting season. It was a passion he was happy to share with others throughout his time with the Franklin County Sportsmen Club. Mike’s reputation precedes him as a pit master. He loved to barbeque, especially with his grandson Thomas, and he turned that love into a business – BBQ Roasters.
He is survived by his wife, Donna (Miles) Jutras of Sheldon; their children, Jason Jutras of Berkshire, and Jessica Jutras and her significant other Travis Rushford of Sheldon; a special grandson, Thomas Jutras of Sheldon; his four sisters, Michele Jutras of Enosburgh, Dawn Paquin of New Hampshire, Ann Jutras of Sheldon, and Allyson Jutras of Fairfield; brother-in-law, Junior Miles of Enosburg; the brother he never had, Kevin Parah of Swanton; his beloved dogs, Midnite & Remi; and several nieces & nephews.
Mike was predeceased by his parents, Roland & Elaine Jutras; mother and father in-law, Alvin Sr. & Evelyn Miles; siblings-in-law, Carol Miles, Bonnie Miles, and Richard & Shelba Prive; a nephew, Scott Prive; a great-great niece, Ryleigh St. Pierre; and his faithful companion, Moonlite.
Friends and family are invited to attend Mike’s Life Celebration to include a memorial service at 5:00 PM followed by a pot-luck barbeque on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at the Goss-Spears Life Celebration Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls, VT. Please come dressed for comfort, or in your favorite camo.
For those who wish, contributions in Mike’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
Goss Life Celebration Homes is the area’s exclusive provider of Life Celebration events. Please visit our website to share condolences, photos and favorite memories at www.gossfs.com